Fast growing and centrally located in the UK, Kettering’s economy is increasing well above the national rates.
The area has a mix of market towns and villages that complement the wider South East Midlands economic offer. It is well connected with continued investment in both road and rail that include the main arteries of the A14, A43, A47, A509, M6, M1 and the Midland Mainline service connecting Sheffield and London.
The anchor of the local economy is the growing Health and Social Care sector and Kettering General Hospital that serves the wider North Northamptonshire area. Transport, storage and wholesaling represent the other larger employment sectors in the local economy. Nationally and locally manufacturing sector employment numbers are in decline, but they still represent significant job numbers with particular strengths in Food & Drink and Leather and Textiles.
Major service and specialist businesses have located to established business parks including Telford Way Industrial Park and Kettering Business Park and Kettering Venture Park. New employment areas such as Cransley Park and Kettering Energy Park are still developing with thousands of acres of employment land available to welcome more.
For more information download the Kettering Economic Development Strategy 2017-2025